Introduction

ActionAid works with vulnerable communities and helps them to identify the risks they face, their vulnerabilities to natural disasters, and understand their capacities to cope better.

Core Areas Include:
• Building community resilience through defending commons, diversified and adaptive livelihoods and making institutions responsive and accountable in rural and urban spaces
• Strengthen leadership of women and young people to lead humanitarian response, recovery and preparedness that contributes to resilience.
• Facilitate social justice movements for environmental justice, including climate justice at all levels

Background

ActionAid Bangladesh builds community resilience through defending commons and diversified livelihoods in rural and urban spaces. We work with the communities and institutions at all levels to build in partnership with women and young people who are already at the frontline of shocks and stresses caused by impacts of disasters and climate change. We facilitate processes for climate justice and advocate for equitable, fair and just institutions to ensure greater accountability to the affected populations. Besides, we also seek to engage in strategic partnership with governments, institutions, private sectors and other stakeholders. ActionAid works with vulnerable communities and helps them to identify the risks they face, their vulnerabilities to natural disasters, and understand their capacities to cope better.

Making Market Work for Women

In Bangladesh, nutrition and SRH care are interlinked problems: poor food intake causes malnourishment, which leads to poor health and poor SRH perpetuates the inter-generational cycle of undernourishment. Deficiencies in nutrition and SRH care result in poor labor productivity and market performance. One of the key factors leading to (women’s)…

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Making Market Work for Women

In Bangladesh, nutrition and SRH care are interlinked problems: poor food intake causes malnourishment, which leads to poor health and poor SRH perpetuates the inter-generational cycle of undernourishment. Deficiencies in nutrition and SRH care result in poor labor productivity and market performance. One of the key factors leading to (women’s)…

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SRHR and Nutrition Collaboration Fair

AAB organized a national fair in collaboration with 14 national and international organizations who are working at the grassroots for removing social, economic and structural barriers to SRHR and nutrition rights of women and girls.
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Sustainable Consumption and Production in the Fashion Industry to Prevent Pollution

Globally, the fashion industry is responsible for contributing to global water waste by 20% and emits 10% of global carbon emission.
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Youth Voice to Ensure Climate Justice

Climate change is affecting everyone, specially vulnerable communities. Engaging young people’s voice is therefore needed to bring change.
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Water Museum

The first ever ‘Water Museum’ in Asia is located in Bangladesh’s coastal district Patuakhali. ‘Water Museum’ may sound too futuristic for 2014. Has water become so scarce that we have to preserve it in a museum? Let's find out.
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National Budget 2019-20: Bangladesh on the Pathway to Achieve Climate Resilience’

ActionAid Bangladesh and International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) jointly organized a conference titled ‘National Budget 2019-20: Bangladesh on the Pathway to Achieve Climate Resilience’ on 30 May 2019 at the National Press Club.
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The South Asia Women’s Resilience Index

South Asia has been affected by a number of disasters in recent years—natural, economic and conflict-related—drawing attention to the region’s vulnerability and pushing disaster risk reduction (DRR) and resilience up development and policymaking agendas. The role of women in DRR and building resilient communities has received less attention than it deserves. Among other reasons, limited mobility and the socially assigned role of women as carers have rendered them more vulnerable than men when disaster strikes. Yet evidence also points towards the ability of women to lead the preparation and response to disruptive events.
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news

SRHR and Nutrition Collaboration Fair

AAB organized a national fair in collaboration with 14 national and international organizations who are working at the grassroots for removing social, economic and structural barriers to SRHR and nutrition rights of women and girls.
Read More

news

Sustainable Consumption and Production in the Fashion Industry to Prevent Pollution

Globally, the fashion industry is responsible for contributing to global water waste by 20% and emits 10% of global carbon emission.
Read More

news

Youth Voice to Ensure Climate Justice

Climate change is affecting everyone, specially vulnerable communities. Engaging young people’s voice is therefore needed to bring change.
Read More

news

National Budget 2019-20: Bangladesh on the Pathway to Achieve Climate Resilience’

ActionAid Bangladesh and International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) jointly organized a conference titled ‘National Budget 2019-20: Bangladesh on the Pathway to Achieve Climate Resilience’ on 30 May 2019 at the National Press Club.
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Voices & Solutions: Growth of the cost of Environment

Fashion industry is considered to be the second biggest polluters in the world. With the rise of fast fashion and unplanned growth of fashion industry, there raises a great concern for the environment as well. While, globally, the textile sector is the second highest user of water contributing to water waste by 20%, the apparel industry emits 10% of carbon dioxide alone. Furthermore, only 15% of textile waste is recycled whereas the remaining 85% is sent to landfill which puts negative impact on the environment globally contributing to global warming. Chemical dyes used in the process leach into the soil, contaminating surface and groundwater.
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#GPDRR2019

With the theme of ‘Resilience Dividend: Towards Sustainable and Inclusive Societies’, this year, the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) conference took place from 13 to 17 May 2019 in Geneva.
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Paris Agreement: a 50-50?

Paris negotiations so far were not providing sufficient clarity as to how the developed countries would support the developing countries to take a green pathway to development. Separate and additional finances for adaptation should be agreed upon in Paris, and the $100 billion should be in the Adaptation pot in the earliest. Paris agreement should include clear provisions to provide adequate means of implementation for adaptation and mitigation actions in a balanced manner.
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Migration – a positive adaptation method

People are on the move all over the world. It’s an individual endeavour influenced by bigger circumstances, one of them being the changing climate. Bangladesh is pushing for the development of an international policy framework that will facilitate the adaptive capacity of migration rather than inhibiting it.
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Political will for climate actions

Climate change impacts on the ground are reversing the development gains like never before for the 7.3 billion people of the globe. The achievement of MDGs would have seen much more substantial achievements and would have brought greater positive results without the negative impacts of climate change. The SDGs will be untenable due to climate change even with a $2 - $3 trillion a year (The Economist: The 169 commandments) investment worldwide unless we transform our way of living and lifestyle related decision at political level.
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A New Life on a Dead River

Shah Alam comes from the south of Bangladesh, where he fixed river boats for a living. He lived on the banks of a healthy vibrant river. But the waters kept rising and his home collapsed into the river due to erosion. His hope was that the opposite bank of the river would rise and enable him to rebuild across the river – but 25 years later he still can't return to rebuild his home.
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Women in disaster risk reduction

The World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction currently being held in Sendai, Japan, has a special implication globally in this regard. An ActionAid delegation is here, in Japan, doing all we can to influence the agenda and the outcomes of the conference to ensure adequate support for women’s resilience.
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Another Feat in Battling Climate Change

ActionAid Bangladesh takes an empowering women-led emergency approach to battle natural disasters
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publications

Water Museum

The first ever ‘Water Museum’ in Asia is located in Bangladesh’s coastal district Patuakhali. ‘Water Museum’ may sound too futuristic for 2014. Has water become so scarce that we have to preserve it in a museum? Let's find out.
Read More

publications

The South Asia Women’s Resilience Index

South Asia has been affected by a number of disasters in recent years—natural, economic and conflict-related—drawing attention to the region’s vulnerability and pushing disaster risk reduction (DRR) and resilience up development and policymaking agendas. The role of women in DRR and building resilient communities has received less attention than it deserves. Among other reasons, limited mobility and the socially assigned role of women as carers have rendered them more vulnerable than men when disaster strikes. Yet evidence also points towards the ability of women to lead the preparation and response to disruptive events.
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A CIVIL SOCIETY RESPONSE TO THE BANGLADESH CLIMATE BUDGET REPORT

This Civil Society Response to the Climate Budget Report is a co-production of ActionAid Bangladesh (AAB), the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), Action on Climate Today (ACT) and wide range of civil society participants who attended a series of climate budget workshops. ActionAid is a global justice federation working to achieve social justice, gender equality and poverty eradication with over 15 million people in 45 countries across the globe. ActionAid started its operations in Bangladesh in 1983. As a member of the Federation, AAB works to achieve its mission and vision in four major areas: women’s rights and gender equity; resilience and climate justice; democratic governance; and young people.
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Climate Resilient Sustainable Agriculture Handbook

‘Climate Resilient Sustainable Agriculture Handbook’ (জলবায়ু সহনশীল টেকসই কৃষি নির্দেশিকা) has been developed to enhance the understanding on the issues concerning sustainable agriculture, and to facilitate the process of strengthening the work that ActionAid has been carrying out in this area. It points readers to the key components and topical issues on sustainable agriculture, thereby helping them draw insights in designing local sustainable agriculture programmes
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Moving Towards Transformed Resilience: Assessing community-based adaptation in Bangladesh

The purpose of this study is to share the results of the Action Research for Community Adaptation in Bangladesh (ARCAB) evaluation of effectiveness of ActionAid Bangladesh's (AAB) two community based adaptation (CBA) projects. The aim of this evaluation itself is to assess the impact of these interventions in facilitating progress towards the long-term goal of transformed resilience of the climate vulnerable poor. It is also to provide recommendations on how AAB can further support the communities they have engaged with in moving towards this aim.
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CAMPAIGNS

  • Climate Strike

Climate Strike

Overview On Friday, March 15, 2019, in more than 100 countries , students participated…
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NETWORKS

Under Networks, we have Cansa, CHS Alliance, Democratic Budget Movement, Disaster-forum. Resilience & Climate Justice is engaged with these Networks.